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  • Summary: Plunge into Cyanide Studio's Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods withinPlunge into Cyanide Studio's Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe.

    The Cthulhu Mythos has been fascinating audiences for generations, growing to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned and giving birth to countless stories, novels, movies, tabletop and videogames since the original publication of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu. Adaptions and references have formed a widespread legacy stretching back to the very beginning of the 20th century, latching on to the key fear of the human psyche: that of the unknown. Now, Call of Cthulhu will bring the mythos to life like never before, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer -- balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures... and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    86
    Call of Cthulhu is a dark ride through a mad, cosmic horror nightmare with a paranormal detective story as your vehicle. Occasionally poor level and encounter design can make the eerily atmospheric road a little bumpy, but the engaging mystery and an intriguing utilization of RPG mechanics make it one of the more enjoyable Lovecraftian games in years.
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    Horror fans, heed the Call of Cthulhu and plunge yourself into an expertly produced Lovecraftian mystery in a finely paced, hybridized adventure/RPG package that, while mostly linear, delivers more depth than its contemporary genre rivals.
  3. Nov 6, 2018
    80
    Call of Cthulhu is an interesting retelling of H.P. Lovecrafts famous story. The game mixes aspects of detective- and horror games and does it well. Fear plays an extra factor as well throughout the story. The fun only gets spoiled by some small mistakes.
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    65
    A good detective adventure based on the work of Lovecraft that hits with its setting but fails with the depth of its playable mechanics and technical problems.
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    65
    When all's said and done, there's a clunkiness to the pacing, plot and gameplay that relegates Call of Cthulhu to the second division.
  6. Oct 31, 2018
    60
    Although there are a few environments in the game that feel fully realized, and sections of story and dialogue that hint at a much more satisfying gameplay experience, Call of Cthulhu only sporadically engages with the imagination of Lovecraft and too often seems like a sketch that needs to be more completely filled in, shaped and polished. Once again, the particular genius of Lovecraft has eluded us in the video game form.
  7. Nov 1, 2018
    40
    Cyanide’s Lovecraftian outing promises an immersive world of cosmic horror and consequences but instead delivers a clunky detective adventure that is both formless and repetitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Very atmospheric game. For lovers of creativity Lovecraft the most it. The graphics are not at an ideal level, but for me this is not the main thing.
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    In this game, the graphics are not the strongest side, but a very good quest component, atmospheric history based on gloomy creativity,In this game, the graphics are not the strongest side, but a very good quest component, atmospheric history based on gloomy creativity, dialogues, investigations. Silent chapters when you need to hide yourself looks good. Very good chance to get acquainted with the works of Lovecraft
  3. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    Call of Cthulhu (2018) is easily the best game based on the H.P. Lovecraft mythology that has ever seen the light of day! The story itself isCall of Cthulhu (2018) is easily the best game based on the H.P. Lovecraft mythology that has ever seen the light of day! The story itself is gripping, as well as the setting, narrative structure, presentation, dialoges, atmosphere, investigation style and mechanics are superb! The voicing is very good, too! Well, the graphics may be not the best you can expect from a game in 2018 sometimes, but that does not matter, since they are good enough.
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    7
    Очень долго ждал эту игру и наконец удалось ее опробовать.
    Первое что хочется сказать – спасибо что не забыли величайшего писателя Howard
    Очень долго ждал эту игру и наконец удалось ее опробовать.
    Первое что хочется сказать – спасибо что не забыли величайшего писателя Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraf, который внёс огромный вклад в данный жанр. Спасибо что создали качественный проект под названием –аж волосы дыбом встают– Зов Ктулху!
    Учитывая уровень графики, оптимизация слегка хромает (как на самых низких настройках, так и на самых высоких, притормаживает в определённых местах). Но я думаю не беда, разработчики учтут ошибки (услышат голоса фанатов) и "пофиксят".
    Есть напряженные моменты в игре. Да-да! Очень даже неожиданные. Атмосфера зашкаливает! Такое ощущение будто это Ты, ходишь там, туда-сюда, а не играешь за персонажа. Вот настолько круто сделали.
    Если вы любитель данного жанра (особенно Ловкрафта) то вы не должны пропустить эту игру, ибо претендует на хорошую игру с интересным сюжетом и безумной атмосферой!
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    7
    Call of Cthulhu
    From Chilling to painstaking
    Call of Cthulhu is a 7 and a half hour long first person adventure game where you plays as
    Call of Cthulhu
    From Chilling to painstaking
    Call of Cthulhu is a 7 and a half hour long first person adventure game where you plays as private detective Edward pierce in 1924 Boston as he investigates the death of the Hawkins family
    The game starts out super creepy and mysterious, dead sharks and whales all over the place, an island that feels like a ghost town just waiting to smack you with some Scooby doo mysteries to solve, I was instantly sucked in…
    And this type of game needs to pull you in with its atmosphere and story.. Because there is no combat aside from a tiny section towards the end that I won’t show for spoiler reasons. .but it’s all about exploring and investigating, finding items and clues, talking to different characters to solve the mystery of what happened to the Hawkins family and what’s the deal with these creepy paintings that’s all over the island…
    As you play through the game you’ll unlock points to increase your ability to lock pick for example or unlock new dialog options to help guide you towards one of this games multiple endings.. Your choices do matter here... down to the books in the world that you read…
    Which are worth seeking out as they can increase progression for your skills of medicine and occultism…
    as you explore and search for clues there will be moments of piecing together a scene batman style…
    I was just so in love and intrigued with this game…
    Until about hour 2… this is when the game just loses control, goes all over the place and just feels completely unfocused and like a chore to get through…
    so much sneaking around places, constant plot twists.. And when I mean constant I mean constant… and it’s like the same plot twist over and over and over and over... again for spoiler reasons I won’t say what the plot twist is... but its done with literally every character you come across in the game so by the games end I was completely confused, not understand what’s going on, which characters were still around, why they were around, how they are important for any of this..
    it’s just a mess and it’s a shame because of how strong this game starts out…
    Call of Cthulhu could’ve been a great condensed 5 hour game, but there seemed to be an obsession with let’s make this game longer just because, lets constantly throw in the same plot twist and reuse areas the player has already seen just to make the price point seem justifiable
    Don’t get me wrong, I still think Call of Cthulhu is creepy and worth playing…
    It’s just that I believe once you start to feel like you’re over it.. You’re not missing out on much if you chose to just walk away
    I give Call of Cthulhu
    a 6.5/10
  6. Nov 2, 2018
    7
    The saddest thing about Call of Cthulhu is that there are LOTS OF PROMISING MECHANICS THAT WERE USED ONLY ONCE OR TWICE DURING THE GAME.The saddest thing about Call of Cthulhu is that there are LOTS OF PROMISING MECHANICS THAT WERE USED ONLY ONCE OR TWICE DURING THE GAME. Sanity mechanics, weird vision effects, tunnel view, color dissortion and unreal visions... are there but only used a couple of times. Mechanic for dialogs, clue sighting, and using your skills are nice, but misused.

    Apart from that, story is intriguing and in line with the Mythos, maybe more in the line of August Derleth instead of Lovecraft, but good anyway. There are some plots that are roughly inserted into the story but it's ok, I've seen worst movies.

    Game last for 7-8 hours, first 3-4 hours are frustrating as you can take no choice and game doesn't require any skill, you just have to keep walking, listening and reading, even dialogs ara futile as the result is the same no matter what you choose to say.
    Then the game turns into a good 1-2 hours of stealth game in some bigger scenarios. You've already invested a lot of time and until that point you doesn't have the feeling that you're actually playing.
    And then the game rushes to the final confrontation with a level where you have a colt 1911 gun (it is supposed you have it all the time but up to this level you havent showed it not even to yourself) , but you can go thru the level with just a couple of shots if you don't want to kill randomly (again using stealth).
    In the middle you can find some puzzles that are pretty basic, some of the just determines the way you reach the same end of the chapter.

    In the end I liked the atmosphere very much, art director made a good job there, that's why the game gets a solid 7, but price tag is high having ZERO replayability, and most of the game is just a "movie".

    FINAL THOUGHTS: If you are a hardcore Cthulhu Mythos fan, you'll enjoy the game with all its flaws. Ending was great for me, I was shouting "CTHULHU FTANG IA IA IA" repeteadly during the last 5 minutes of the game. But you can wait a bit to get a good deal, on xmas Steam sales it will probably go below 50%.
  7. Nov 2, 2018
    5
    если вы не играли эту игру не чекайте эту рецензию потому что я могу спиздануть что нибудь лишнего хотя ничего из спойлеров здесь нет не ссытеесли вы не играли эту игру не чекайте эту рецензию потому что я могу спиздануть что нибудь лишнего хотя ничего из спойлеров здесь нет не ссыте

    я не играл в первую часть, я не фанат тентакли, я не читал его книги и вообще не шарю в этой теме. оцениваю игру как обычный геймер что ли.

    прошел игру за 4-5 часа, если бы много времени не проебал по пустякам или не болтал или не рассуждал о диалогах уверен прошел бы её намного быстрее. в начале игры нам дают возможность прокачать некоторые способности или навыки и ты думаешь вау это прям будет как в рпг играх типа фаллаут нью вегаса со своим красноречием но это не так. эта поебота влияет только на концовки которые ты сможешь выбрать в конце игры. в слове о концовках их всего лишь 4 и по правде они неплохие ничего другого я о них сказать не могу.

    в техническом плане графон хуже первого дисонорода но блять лагает нахуй местами по 30 фпс, даже не местами а 50-60 проц геймплея. геймлея в этой игре нахуй нету, это ебанное кинцо с кац сценами, анимации просто ужасны, найди ту вещь в куче говна, вернись туда и найди то говно, стелс уебищный, это не игра а блять 3д версия игр жанра point and click.

    говоря про музыкальное сопровождение ничего не сказать, наняли тайпикал композитора который заебенил обычный блять невыдающися мрачный ост.

    эта игра нихуя не стоит своих денег, 1500 блять вы там не охуели? красная цена этой игры это 500 рублей.

    вообщем полная хуета, но местами в принципе было прикольно посмотреть на кац сцены и прочее. ставлю этой игре оценку. 5/10

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